Time-lapse nature photography has been used to track the Aurora Borealis, the retreat of glaciers, the migration of sea turtles and the growth of giant pumpkins. The Huffington Post compiles the cream of the crop; the best time lapse nature videos of 2012 is due out soon, the 2011 videos can been seen here.
Restoration ecologists use time-lapse photography to document projects including dam removal to restore rivers. The Condit Dam breach in Washington State is a dramatic example (let’s just say it involves explosives).
Here in Massachusetts we have yet to use dynamite to aid in our dam removal efforts but they are exciting all the same. Instead you will see in Pelham, Taunton and Cheshire images of restoration in action – from dams being removed by excavators, to new wildlife friendly culverts installed in seconds before your eyes. In 3 minutes or less see what it takes us and our partners years to plan, permit and implement.
The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29
With a migration pattern that stretches thousands of miles, it is no surprise that Massachusetts is home to four types of turtles during the summer, all of them protected by local and international law. And while you probably know that sea turtles often frequent the Massachusetts beaches, can you identify them?
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August posted on Aug 25
Augusts’ Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Cara Peterson, who photographed a high tunnel greenhouse at Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster.
Not From Around Here: Green Crabs posted on Aug 22
As part of its work to assess salt marsh health, staff from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have frequently observed abundant green crabs, often burrowing in the banks of marsh creeks. This summer, CZM is examining the potential impacts of green crabs in salt marsh habitats, including the impact of burrowing activity.